Schroders hires Aalders for new product management role

Iris Aalders has joined Schroders Capital as head of real estate client and product management, a newly-created role.

Based in London, she will be responsible for investor servicing and product management for the global real estate business.

Aalders will report to Robin Hubbard, head of real estate capital formation, Iris will lead the day-to-day management of the real estate product team globally, working closely with the fund managers and local sales teams to service Schroders Capital’s client base.

Aalders has spent the majority of her career to date at CBRE Global Investors and CBRE, most recently as global executive director of client care for continental Europe and Asia Pacific, based in Amsterdam and Singapore.

The broader Real Estate Capital Formation team is responsible for developing, launching and raising equity for Schroders Capital’s growing range of real estate investment strategies globally, as well as client relationship development, ongoing product management and investor servicing.

“Over the last nine months we have successfully held final closes on three debut specialised real estate fund strategies raising over $1.1 billion of equity and, over the course of 2021, we expect to have held first closes on several new fund strategies. “We’re very pleased to have attracted a high quality professional in Iris to support this growth. With more than 20 years’ experience in strategy development and client management, Iris will significantly strengthen our ability to service clients and launch new products.”